The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Local News

June 25, 2013

Conneaut Foundation awards grants

CONNEAUT — Twelve community-based grants totaling more than $71,000 were recently announced by The Conneaut Foundation, according to a statement.

The grants were bestowed to assist a wide range of organizations and projects in Conneaut and the region.

“The board is pleased to be able to support such a diverse group of non-profits in the region,” said J.J. Eaton, Conneaut Foundation board of trustees president. “We received requests from many deserving organizations.”

The 2013 grant recipients are:

• American Red Cross’ Ashtabula County chapter for disaster assistance

• Ashtabula Homeless Shelter to buy and install a generator and security system

• Conneaut Local Youth Organization for a tractor with a front-end loader for maintenance of the Skippon Park ball fields and facilities

• D-Day Ohio for shuttle bus services and on-site transportation during the annual battle re-enactment in August

• G.O. Community Development Corporation for an expansion of its soup kitchen

• Grand Valley Public Library to purchase materials for second- and third-grade students who have failed or at risk of failing the third-grade reading test

• ICAN Consortium of Libraries to purchase books

• Northman Grove Arts Settlement for equipment, including a lighting system and instruments

• Pairings Ohio’s Wine and Culinary Experience for the renovation and construction of “Windows on Pairings,” a storefront in Geneva that will offer wine, culinary and agricultural-related services and programs for entrepreneurs and visitors

• Rustler Ranch Inc., to buy adaptive equipment for the care of therapeutic riding horses

• Springfield, Pa., Volunteer Fire Department for the purchase of equipment for agricultural and heavy equipment rescue

• United Way of Ashtabula County in support of a collaboration with public libraries in Ashtabula County, Head Start and “Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library” to provide free books to children under age 5

Members of the Foundation’s board took a hands-on approach to their research of the applicants, Eaton said.

“To aid in our decision-making, a board member visited each of the applicants,” he said. “Site visits are an excellent opportunity for us to learn first-hand about the amazing work being done in our region.”

The Conneaut Foundation, a privately-administered entity serving Ashtabula County and Springfield Township, Pa., was formed in 1997 to change lives via a permanent community endowment. For more information on giving options, call 440-599-8004 or visit www.ConneautFoundation.org.

1
Text Only
Local News
Ashtabula County Alive
July 4 Celebrations 2014
Summer off to Big Start
Ashtabula County Flag Day 2014
Northeast Ohio Soap Box Derby 2014
Tour de State Line and Boating Season
Ashtabula County Memorial Day 2014
Sam Magill Sr. Memorial
Armed Forces Echo Taps 2014
Lakeside Loop Color Run
Keeping Ashtabula County Clean and Healthy
Canoe Race and Ashtabula Easter Events
The Taping of the Teacher: A sticky Sitation
18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Geneva State Park
House Ads
AP Video
NDN Video
Heartwarming 'Batkid Begins' Documentary is Tear-Jerker Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show'